• Put a new spin on education.

    Primary/Elementary STEM Education

  • Cut a new path for education.

    Primary/Elementary STEM Education

  • Follow a new line of thinking.

    Primary/Elementary STEM Education

Learn more about the brand new degree Primary/ Elementary STEM Education

Innovative in design.

This new primary/elementary teacher education program offers an integrated and responsive approach to teaching and learning. A distinctive feature of each of the four phases is a core multi-credit course organized around key concepts and professional skills. Weekly learning structures include a minimum of two days per week in schools and will promote reflective and collaborative learning.

Rich in Experiential Learning.

Not only will students be deeply connected with K-6 schools from the first week of classes, the program offers a unique opportunity to engage in teaching and learning experiences beyond the campus classroom. Students may be learning about climate change alongside a marine biologist, learning about being an artist alongside a local artisan, or learning about rural life in a Labrador community exploring indigenous ways of knowing and being.

Grounded in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Students will have many and varied ongoing opportunities to engage in STEM learning experiences, enabling them to become confident and capable primary/elementary classroom teachers. Numerous inquiry based learning experiences will help students to foster creativity and curiosity in children.




What are the admission requirements?

This is a second degree program and as such students must have been awarded a bachelor’s degree from a university recognized by Memorial University.

Admission Requirements

What is the application deadline?

For information about admission beyond Fall 2020, prospective applicants should contact the Office of Academic Programs.

How do I apply?

The application is available online and open for the September 2020 intake.

How many people are admitted to the program each year and how are selections made?

Up to twenty-five students may be admitted to the program each year. A Selections Committee will identify 30 applicants for an interview based upon overall academic performance, personal statement, and references as outlined in the application to the faculty.

  • An Admission Score for each interviewed applicant will be calculated based upon the following formula:
    • The Academic Score represents 50% of the Admission Score
    • The Interview Score represents 50% of the Admission Score
  • Applicants will be ranked from highest to lowest based on their Admission Score.
  • The successful applicants will be extended offers of admission by mid May.
  • Applicants not offered admission to the program will be placed on a waitlist in order of ranking and contacted by the Admissions Office if a seat becomes available.

Can the program be completed on a part-time basis or through distance education?

No, the program is a full time program with a set schedule of coursework and field experiences from Monday to Friday, starting in September of each year.

Can the Certificate in STEM Education be completed separately?

The certificate in STEM education is awarded as part of the integrated program and cannot be completed separately.

How are students assessed and evaluated in the program?

This program utilizes a Pass/Fail grading system. Achieving a pass is contingent on a student’s demonstrable high standard of performance within and across all of the program’s components. In this Program, the standard for a pass within each course is equivalent to a high B (75%) in Memorial University’s grading system.

Can I transfer credit into this program from another B. Ed. program?

Given the program’s holistic design components, it is not possible to transfer credit to the Bachelor of Education (Primary/Elementary) as a Second Degree Conjoint with Certificate in STEM Education from another B. Ed. program.

Will I be certified to teach after completing the program?

Upon completion of the program, graduates are eligible for a primary/elementary professional teaching certificate from the Newfoundland and Labrador Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Once a teacher has been certified in Newfoundland, they can then apply for teacher certification in another province.

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Contact us

Information regarding admission requirements may be obtained contacting:

Undergraduate Admissions Office
Memorial University of Newfoundland
St. John’s, NL A1B 3X8
Telephone: (709) 864-3403 (Option #1)

E-mail: rmchugh@mun.ca

Download the Program Handbook (2021–2022)

Detailed program information may be obtained by contacting:
Telephone: 709 864 7549
E-mail: stemeducation@mun.ca

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